Reducing the Burden of Teen & Unintended Pregnancy: Improving Access & Decision-making (2014-present)

This project will establish community partnerships and clinical linkages with clinics and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to reach teens and young women, and disseminate information about the PHS-developed WhichMethod online tool to help teens and young women access reproductive health care.

Understanding the Impact of Abuse on Men’s Risk Behavior (Giving Men a Voice) (2016 – 2018)

We are developing an alternative approach to assessing abusive childhood sexual experiences of racial and ethnic minority gay and bisexual men. Recognizing men’s own appraisals and interpretations of their formative sexual experiences may lead to a better understanding and assessment of abuse and its consequences. Through an intersectionality lens, this study uses mixed methods to consider how current appraisals of first sexual experiences are shaped by intersecting social identities, including gender identity and expression, identification with cultural masculine norms, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity. Interviews are also conducted with relevant service providers regarding whether and how sexual histories are addressed in treatment and other health care settings. Visit Giving Men a Voice.